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Why does this horrible condition exist!? Anonymous 15679

Do you ever read about some horrible condition, and wonder "Why!? Why must this thing exist!?"

If God exists, we've been forsaken.

I'll start. Endometriosis.

Cells: "Hurrr durr, instead of growing in the proper place inside the uterus, how about I grow elsewhere and cause massive pain because I can?"

Another one, harlequin babies.

Wikipedia's quote about it:

The disease has been known since 1750, and was first described in the diary of Rev. Oliver Hart from Charleston, South Carolina:

"On Thursday, April the 5th, 1750, I went to see a most deplorable object of a child, born the night before of one Mary Evans in 'Chas'town. It was surprising to all who beheld it, and I scarcely know how to describe it. The skin was dry and hard and seemed to be cracked in many places, somewhat resembling the scales of a fish. The mouth was large and round and open. It had no external nose, but two holes where the nose should have been. The eyes appeared to be lumps of coagulated blood, turned out, about the bigness of a plum, ghastly to behold. It had no external ears, but holes where the ears should be. The hands and feet appeared to be swollen, were cramped up and felt quite hard. The back part of the head was much open. It made a strange kind of noise, very low, which I cannot describe. It lived about forty-eight hours and was alive when I saw it."


Anonymous 15680

It exists because the prevalence of pain and suffering doesn't prevent people from reproducing. It doesn't personally affect them and they lack cognitive empathy so they don't care. Centuries ago when 90% of their offspring were dying horribly, they still continued to pop out babies because muh genitals. We will continue to discover more ways for people to be tortured by their own bodies until by some miracle we are finally extinguished.

Anonymous 15681

i think the thread starter was more an exclamation of horror, and finding more things that create similar exclamations of horror, than actually questioning why certain things happen. people continuing to reproduce is a rather obvious answer for why certain conditions persists.

Anonymous 15685

Not exactly a condition, but periods. Just why. Millions of years of evolution and a self-inflicted painful bloody monthly mess is the best idea you've got?

Anonymous 15688


I'm jealous of kangaroos. Kangaroos don't have to worry about voracious placentas trying to hijack the rest of the blood supply like women do. For periods, kangaroos can just reabsorb their uterine lining, instead of discarding it all away.

For pregnancy, the baby is born at around the size of the jelly bean. The fetus doesn't grow much in the womb much at all, nor does it squish all the organs internally. Instead, after around 1 month of pregnancy, the baby is easily birthed, crawls out of the kangaroo's vagina, crawls up and into the pouch, latches onto a teat (teats are in the pouch), and grows big while sitting in the pouch.

Unlike birds, they don't even have to worry about pushing out a fat egg.

imagine that. while not pregnant, free pouch to use. pregnancy barely affects the body, non life-threatening, and the joey occupies the external pouch until it can hop by itself. Threatened by something? Some female kangaroos have been documented throwing the joey out of their pouch, at the predator.

The only downside is that the joey poops and pees in the pouch, so it would require regular cleaning

Anonymous 15690

>Some female kangaroos have been documented throwing the joey out of their pouch, at the predator.
based female kangaroos

Anonymous 15691

i reread some more sources. apparently kangaroo arms can't throw, but they can still drop their joey from the pouch, leaving it to the predators, if necessary.

but going back to horrible conditions, "fetiform teratoma". basically fetus-shaped tumours. they mostly grow on ovaries, but apparently they've been found in males too. (one case was found in a two and a half year old boy). They're rare, but no one is safe from random fetus-tumors.


Anonymous 15692

I wonder if a teratoma has ever developed consciousness. Not sure if teratomas can grow brain matter but that would be kind of fascinating.. link didn't work also!

Anonymous 15693

oh, that's a shame about the link not working. it's "Robinson, T. L., Surapaneni, K., & Nardi, P. M. (2007). Intracecal fetiform teratoma. Pediatric Radiology, 38(3), 336–339. doi:10.1007/s00247-007-0684-x"

A teratoma did grow brain matter once. Not a good result though. The woman's immune system began attacking the teratoma's brain matter, and also her actual brain.


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